Dr. Trenton M. Haltom (he/him) is recent graduate from the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialization in Women's and Gender Studies. He has received multiple awards for both his research and teaching most recently from the International Sociology of Sport Association.
Currently, Dr. Haltom is a Qualitative Methodologist for the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt), a combined Baylor College of Medicine Section in the Department of Medicine and a VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation in Houston, Texas. At IQuESt, Dr. Haltom conducts health services research and works with collaboratively with teams to develop qualitative aims, quality improvement, user experience, and implementation projects. He is part of the research process from grant writing to data collection to the dissemination of findings. He is also a lecturer at the University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown.
In his own research, Dr. Haltom broadly studies social inequalities using qualitative and mixed methods. He has content expertise in gender and sexualities in the contexts of culture, health and the body, work and occupations, and sports. His solo and coauthored work has been published in Gender & Society, Men and Masculinities, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Sociology of Sport Journal, in edited volumes, and other outlets.
In his free time, Dr. Haltom is an avid podcast listener and reality TV watcher. Dr. Haltom is also a registered judge with the National Baton Twirling Association. On weekends, you can find him coaching or judging around the United States.